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On this first day of New York Fashion Week, it was announced that Alexander McQueen, a 40-year-old British designer, had committed suicide last night. The designer had one of the most sensational shows of Spring 2010, and the line has reportedly been selling like crazy. Above is an image from the collection from NYMag.

About the collection, which Lady Gaga has worn in her music videos, McQueen said he wanted his models to look like aliens. He certainly succeeded. The collection of mostly dresses utilized prints that looked a lot like space-age butterflies and other insects. The shoes were the most spectacular though, and allegedly some models refused to walk in the show out of fear of the ten-inch platform monsters. Editors raved about the show, and even the live-stream that featured a music video with vocals from Gaga, was hugely successful.

The designer had nearly achieved success like that of Marc Jacobs, and his death is a very deep wound to modern fashion.
 


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